Jon Lester Leads The Cubs Into Third Game Of Strange Series With LA

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It’s been a very strange couple of days at Wrigley Field, hasn’t it?

On Monday night, five Cubs pitchers held the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers to one hit in a 2-0 victory. Last night, the Dodgers turned the tables on the North Siders with a shutout victory of their own, holding the high-powered Cubs offense to one hit in a 5-0 victory, thus breaking the streak of 23 regular season games in a row won by Chicago that Arrieta started.

So, I think it’s safe to say that just about anything could happen tonight in the third game of this series. Jon Lester, who hasn’t had a ton of success against LA in his career, posting a 1-2 record with a 5.19 ERA (including an 8.10 ERA in two appearances last year), goes for the Cubs tonight. He’s coming off of a solid win against the Phillies last Friday, allowing just one run on six hits in 6 1/3 innings.

On the bump for the Dodgers is Chicago native Mike Bolsinger, who’s had eight days of rest since his last start, a two-run, three-hit effort over 5 2/3 innings to notch his first win of the year.

Here’s everything else you need to know about tonight’s matchup.

Los Angeles Dodgers (28-25) at Chicago Cubs (35-15)

Time: 7:05 PM CT

Location: Wrigley Field

Radio: 670 The Score

TV: CSN, ESPN

Starting Pitchers: Mike Bolsinger (1-1, 4.50 ERA) vs Jon Lester (5-3, 2.48 ERA)

Starting Lineups

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Position Player vs Lester AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
2B Enrique Hernandez 2-6 .333 0 1 0 2 0 2
3B Justin Turner 0-4 .000 0 0 0 0 1 1
SS Corey Seager
1B Howie Kendrick 7-25 .280 4 0 0 5 1 4
RF Trayce Thompson
CF Joc Pederson
C A.J. Ellis 1-6 .167 0 0 0 0 2 4
LF Carl Crawford 10-36 .278 1 0 0 2 4 10
P Mike Bolsinger

 

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Position Player vs Bolsinger AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
CF Dexter Fowler
RF Jason Heyward 2-4 .500 1 0 0 1 2 0
LF Kris Bryant 0-2 .000 0 0 0 0 1 1
1B Anthony Rizzo 0-6 .000 0 0 0 0 0 2
2B Ben Zobrist
SS Addison Russell 2-2 1.000 1 0 0 1 0 0
3B Javier Baez
C David Ross
P Jon Lester